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If you need a Virtual Assistant for Internet promotion, blogging, social networking, book editing and proofreading services or private mentoring at a moderate price, visit Linda Barnett-Johnson's website
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Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
Positive Psychologist and Happiness Coach,,,
Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
Positive Psychologist and Happiness Coach,,,
If you ordered The Truth by Barbara Becker Holstein, from Amazon, please note that they will arrive as soon as possible. They are so popular, that Amazon ran out. But more are on their way.
Check out Linda Ballou's travel article: Mystical Moloka'i featured in Real Travel Adventures Dec. 15th Issue. The magical isle where there are no buildings taller than a palm tree awaits the outdoor adventurer.
Let me help you with your networking/marketing/interviewing/book reviews/ and more. Virtual Assistant/Editor
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I’m excited to share with you this amazing holiday catalog with products you have never seen before. It’s called the Spirit of the Season Catalog, a transformational way of gift giving.

Beyond the Crisis by Adjeidj Bakas

My friend is launching this book, Beyond the Crisis: The Future of Capitalism, and it looks like something we would all be interested in as it about the current economic crisis, its origins, and what’s behind today’s headlines: A cleanup before a grand new age begins.

In Beyond the Crisis, Bakas explains the natural flow of the economy with ups and downs. He envisions Boom after Doom, yet a totally different kind of Boom than we used to know. This insightful, inspiring book really helps you through the most severe crisis of our lifetime. It’s not your usual dry diatribe, but a book filled with photos and outstanding concepts both past and present. Read more here:

Futurologist ADJIEDJ BAKAS researches economical, technological, cultural and spiritual trends all over the world. With roots in three continents, he is truly a global citizen, a man of today's fast moving world. His books are sold in more than 40 countries, in several languages. Worldwide he h…

Barbara Becker Holstein's Book Signings

Sunday, November 22nd

If you are intrigued by the truth, you will love

The Truth (I'm a girl, I'm smart and I know everything).

It is a great read for girls 10 and older and also for women.

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, private practice psychologist and happiness coach in Long Branch,

will be signing her book and sharing passages from it.

While listening excerpts of “The Truth …” enjoy a Girls Tea Party provided by

Certified Tea Specialist Kirsten Kristensen of Tea 4 U, LLC of Ocean Township

and engage in “Girl Power” activities directed by Tricia Kline of Monkey Business, LLC.

The Top Banana promises you that these are “activities you will go banana for!”

3—5 pm

Wednesday, December 2nd

Happiness Event

“Recipes for Enchantment (The Secret Ingredient is YOU!)”

Book reading and Tea, Dr. Barbara Holstein and Tea 4 U, LLC of Ocean Twp.

4—6 pm

SWAG – the new Shore Women’s Abstract Gallery in Asbury Park

Shoppes at the Arcade #6, 658 Cookman Ave.

Gallery Opening Hours: Fridays 12-9 pm, Saturd…
We just received this from our good friend, Debbie Mancini-Wilson, and had to share it with you. She has written an amazing book that nurtures creativity, fosters independent thinking skills and celebrates uniqueness! 'Color My World' is a treasure for kids and adults alike as it gives us a clear passage to what is in their heads and hearts.

So many of you have children in your life, and whether they are soaring through a happy childhood, or struggling at this particular moment, Ithis book could be the perfect book for every child, parent, family member and friend of a child.
CHINESE VERSION of The Truth (I'm a girl, I'm smart and I know everything) is now for sale in China and Dr. Holstein has received six copies. The Chinese title is The Truth, with the sub-title being: My Secret Diary. I'm a smart girl. And I know everything!
I'm looking for interviews for my authors. Please email me at:
Linda Barnett-Johnson
Linda Ballou, travel writer and author of Wai-nani, High Chiefess of Hawaii - Book is filled with Hawaiian history.
The Enchanted Self I love going to Girl Scout Troops and talking about The Truth (I'm a girl, I'm smart and I know everything). The girls seem to enjoy asking me questions about why I wrote the book and how I chose what should happen to the girl.
If you'd like to do an interview or book review about the book, John Holmes by authors Jill Nelson and Jennifer Sugar, please email me.
I represent Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, a positive psychologist practicing in Long Branch, New Jersey. The Truth (I'm a girl, I'm smart and I know everything) is her fourth book. Her first book, The Enchanted Self, A Positive Therapy, is a pathfinder in positive psychology for women. You can find more of her work here: The Enchanted Self -, The Truth for Girls -, and Positive Psychology For Women -

You can find The Truth (I’m a girl, I’m smart and I know everything), on The Truth went to #4 on Amazon in one day. Discovered by a University Press in China, Xi'an Jiaotong Univertsity Press –

The Truth, now titled An American Girl Grows Up has just been released in China in an expanded version. The university press insisted on a longer version with more diary entries about her school work and what it is like to live in the United States. Dr. Holstein has now become an Am…

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Sign up for her newsletters, buy her book, The Truth, for your preteens, teens and yourself. She her links with your friends.

Thank you,

Linda Barnett-Johnson
Editor/Virtual Assistant

Shift: A woman's Guide to Transformation (for Men, too)

I wanted to share this book, Shift: A Woman's Guide to Transformation, (for MEN, too) with you because it seems like we finally have a manual for ridding ourselves of nagging issues that never go away . . . those issues that creep into our quiet minds and trouble us endlessly and wreak havoc on our health. This book offers easy solutions and if you go to the website, you can get a sample chapter and view a video on EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique (a healing technique you can do yourself by tapping acupuncture points) - which actually works! Here's more:
Shift: A Woman's Guide to Transformation (for men, too) was created by Tracy Latz, M.D. and Marion Ross, Ph.D. following repeated requests to share in written form the information they had been teaching for 6 years. Prior to using these tools on anyone else, they used them to shift their own lives. Tracy transformed anxiety & stress and an acute physical issue; while Marion used the techniques to transform chronic ph…
As you know from reading my blog, The Truth (I’m a Girl, I’m Smart and I Know Everything!), is a journey with a 10 year old girl. As her diary, this book is meant for any child, parent, aunt or uncle, grandparent or friend whose life includes a young girl. Open the door to her worries, joys and fears. I am so proud of this book as it is one of my contributions to the field of positive psychology and also my contribution to helping kids grow up strong and vital! Buy it and get $8000 in bonuses -

For only $6.95 for The Truth, you get over $8000.00 worth of free gifts. How can you beat that? I bought it and will use many of the free offers. What do you have to lose? - Linda Barnett-Johnson

Announcing the Girl’s and Mom’s Edition of THE TRUTH

Announcing the Girl’s and Mom’s Edition of THE TRUTH: I’m a Girl, I’m Smart and I Know Everything!

Be the first on your block to get the Girl’s edition of The Truth!. It is similar but not identical to the Woman’s version. There is a new introduction just for girls, new questions for both of you to chat about after reading the book, and a slightly modified text where appropriate.

This girl encapsulates the spark and energy that your daughter has inside of her, and that you had inside of yourself as a girl. It is this special capacity for fun and wisdom that we need to protect in our girls and get back to ourselves!

“The Truth: I’m a Girl, I’m Smart, and I Know Everything,” is written as a diary by a young girl. Through the course of the book, the reader learns the girl’s thoughts on everything from bad language to her first love, from her parents’ fights to how she will stay true to her dreams as a grownup. The pages are filled with simple truths, wise and innocent at the same time. Girl…

Great back to school book for the little girl in your life!


I just received this from my good friend, Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, and I had to share it with you. She has written a charming little book that really packs a punch. Written as a 10-year old girl’s diary, it is a treasure for kids and adults alike as it reminds us of what it’s like to be ten. I know so many of you have a little girl in your life, and while this may not be my usual fare, I thought many of you would find it to be the perfect book for a little girl, her parents, family members and friends of a sweet, adolescent girl. Here’s what Barbara said:

Dear Linda,

I am preparing to launch my new book, The Truth (I’m a Girl, I’m Smart and I Know Everything!) and I wanted you to be among the first to hear about it.

As you know, I have many years of practicing as a positive psychologist which has convinced me that women can draw tremendous energy and vitality from their deepest and most precious well - themselves. Yes, inside of ourselves are the positive memories from late …

8-Year Old gets 1.3 Million and $8100 in Gifts

(Long Branch, NJ – August 27, 2009 - Over 80 top authors, mentors, teachers and coaches will donate nearly $8100 in fabulous bonus gifts when Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein’s book, The Truth (I'm a Girl, I'm Smart and I Know Everything!), launches on Friday, August 28th at her website,
this tender and charming book that helps all of us remember what it's like to be a child with the ups and downs that we, as parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents need to address to make the transition from child to teenager easier (if that's possible!). This book is written as a diary by a young girl. Through the course of the book, the reader learns the girl’s thoughts on everything from:
· bad language
· her first crush
· her parents’ fights
· staying true to her dreams as a grownup

The pages are filled with simple truths, wise and innocent at the same time. Girls, tweens, and teens will love the reinforcement they gain from The Truth’s diary ent…

Book - The Truth For Girls

Do you need a book to help your preteen/teen daughters or granddaughters, to answer those hard questons about life and changes? Here's the perfect gift. Check out this great idea for birthdays, Christmas, Mother's Day or just because, I Love You.

THE TRUTH (Im a girl, Im smart and I know everything) in the top 100
The Best You Can Be Foundation names YA book by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein as one of the best. Check out the pdf here:

Do your daughter's a favor, and buy this book. You'll be glad you did.

Linda Barnett-Johnson

JV Opportunity Book Launch – Empowering Girls to be Strong Women, LOA

JV Opportunity Book Launch – Empowering Girls to be Strong Women, LOA
From girl to woman – empowering girls to be strong, resilient and the best they can be! Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, founder of the Enchanted Self is launching her new book, The Truth (I’m Smart, I’m a Girl and I Know Everything!) on Sept 29. We’re inviting you to become a JV partner to expand your mailing list, draw visitors to your website and rub virtual shoulders with the top people in your field.

The book written in the form of a girl’s diary and is a great guide anyone associated with a young girl whether parent, grandparent, friend or relative. Join us in helping empower girls so they grow up to be great women! This book is about using the Law of Attraction to open communication with the impressionable youth of our world. Fill out the form at

Linda Barnett-Johnson
Assistant to Denise Cassino